STEPHANIE URMENETA

502 S. Cashmere Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
T: 408.480.5733 E:  s.urmeneta@comcast.net
Portfolio: https://stephanie-urmeneta.squarespace.com

Objective:  

Experienced creative lead with expertise in all stages of graphic design and production from conceptual thinking to large scale events and presentation design. Focused on designing innovative and creative visual experiences for all areas of design.

Experience:

Principal visual designer 

Veritas Technologies, Mountain View, CA  6/2016 - present

  • Senior graphic designer for Creative Services and Brand Experience team
  • Corporate design focused on tech marketing material such as data sheets, white papers, web ads, logos, and PPT templates
  • Creation of large scale event graphics, and mocked up renderings

senior graphic designer

Decca Design, San Jose, CA (contractor)  9/2015- 3/2016

  • Senior graphic designer for design agency
  • Corporate design focus on tech marketing material
  • Touched on all most areas of design, from web to presentation and print

Executive Communications Manager
and Designer

Avaya, Santa Clara, CA  3/2014 - 8/2015

  • Art Direction and creative design for CEO keynote presentations
  • Production and graphic responsibility for all communications for CEO
  • Assist as needed in other areas of Marketing department
  • Visual story-teller and designer

senior graphic designer

Adara Networks, San Jose, CA  9/2013 - 3/2014

  • Direct design support for CEO and executive team
  • Management of team, consisting of web and graphic designer
  • Creation of all printed, web and presentation media for internal and external use
  • Redesigned company logo, website and, created new brand identity

presentation designer

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA (contractor)  3/2013 - 9/2014

  • Direct presentation design support for SVP of Collab. And various team members
  • High level conceptual design, ranging from ideation to production
  • Instrumental participant in the flow, content and design of presentations

marketing communications manager

Symantec Corporation, Mountain View, CA (contractor)  10/2011 - 2/2013

  • Direction presentation design support for President and SVP’s of WW marketing
  • Marketing communications manager for marketing
  • Created design collateral for web, presentations, print media and events

presentation and graphic designer

Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA (contractor)  8/2008 - 3/2011

  • Direct design support for CMO and SVO of Marketing
  • Support all members of executive team in presentation design and production
  • Thorough understanding of animation dynamics in conjunction with presentations
  • Successful track record in excellent communication in a technology-driven environment

project manager / Designer

Duarte Design, Mountain View, CA  11/2006 - 7/2008

  • Managed internal design team, consisting of multimedia and presentation designers
  • Responsible for account development and strategic growth
  • Management of account budgets and project timelines
  • Event support and coordination for Apple’s WWDC
  • contract designer at interval (later dates not listed here)

Education:

BFA of Graphic Design / San Jose State University  1997-2002
Fine Art Studies Abroad Program, via University of Georgia (Cortona, Italy) 2001


Skills & Expertise:

SKILLS:

Art Direction, Graphic Design, Web Design, Visual Design, Presentation Design, some UX Design, E-commerce Design, Mobile Design, Information Architecture, Email Marketing, Print Collateral, Package Design, Publication Design, Brand Identity, Project Management, Talent Acquisition, Team Leadership, Trello – Agile Marketing.

EXPERTISE:

Adobe Creative Suite, iWork, including Keynote, OmniGraffle, FinalCut Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, Including mastery of PowerPoint, MS project, limited ability with Flash and motion graphics.